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ND Women’s Swimming: Irish travel south to face in-state rival Purdue

Observer Staff Report | Thursday, November 3, 2011

Coming off a convincing dual-meet victory over conference foe Pittsburgh, the Irish head to West Lafayette, Ind. on Friday to face in-state rival Purdue.

In their meet against the Panthers (1-2) on Oct. 28, the Irish (3-1) won 13 of a possible 16 events on their way to a 185-115 victory. Notre Dame freshmen earned seven of the first-place finishes. Emma Reaney led the rookies with victories in both the 200 breast and 200 individual medley.

Purdue (1-0) defeated Miami (Ohio) 175-117 on Oct. 21 in its only meet of the season, taking first in 15 of 16 events.

Notre Dame will look to avenge last season’s close loss to the Boilermakers. Purdue overtook the Irish 155-145 at Rolfs Aquatic Center.

Friday’s meet against the Boilermakers will begin at 5 p.m.